A cover bed is a decorative bed considerably much like a four-poster bed. A typical canopy bed normally features posts at every of the four corners extending four ft high or extra above the mattress. Ornate or ornamental fabric is often draped across the higher house between the posts and a strong swath of cloth could create a ceiling, or canopy instantly over the bed.
A four-poster bed is a bed with four vertical columns, one in every corner, that help a tester, or higher (normally rectangular) panel. This tester or panel will often have rails to permit curtains to be pulled around the bed. There are a variety of vintage four-poster beds extant dating to the 16th century and earlier; many of those early beds are extremely ornate and are made out of oak. An example of such an early 16th-century four-poster resides in Crathes Citadel, which was made for the unique fort owners in the Burnett of Leys family.